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        The Oriental Portfolio

      Smith, Elder & Co, London 1840 - Unbound as issued within original burgundy cloth portfolios, upper covers blocked in gilt with the title, the British Royal arms and a dedication to Queen Victoria, cloth ties, cream glazed pastedwons and flaps, all contained within a single modern red morocco-backed red cloth-covered box, spine gilt An exceptional copy of this very rare work: the first edition in the original parts The present first edition was reissued in one volume with the same title in 1841: a work with which the present work is often confused. There is no record of a complete copy of this work in parts selling at auction in over 30 years. David Roberts and Thomas Dibdin prepared drawings after Thomas Bacon's sketches. Together they "transmuted Bacon's charming originals into splendid designs of true 1830s orientalism" (Archer & Lightbown)." "Thomas Bacon, a Lieutenant in the Bengal Horse Artillery, . served in India for about five years until 1836 . The Oriental Portfilio visually recalls Bacon's travels in India." ( Scenic Splendours p. 68). Horace Hayman Wilson pointed out in the preface how much this work, complete with full explanatory text, was needed, as very little of note had been published since the Daniells' work of forty years earlier. Events proved him wrong: no more then the present two parts were ever completed, and they remain as a hint of what might have been: "it is greatly to be regretted then that The Portfolio expired after its second number in 1840, for if completed Roberts and his associates might have left us an India equal in sensitiveness and suggestiveness with his Spain, Palestine, and Egypt" (Archer & Lightbown). Not in Abbey; Archer & Lightbown India Observed pp.122-6, 149-50 nos 183-4 (1841 reissue only); P. Godrej & P. Rohatgi Scenic Splendours pp.68-69. (21 3/4 x 14 7/8 inches). Letterpress titles to both parts. 1 tinted lithographic additional title by T.H. Pitt after Bacon, printed by Lefevre, 10 tinted lithographic plates (9 after Bacon's sketches worked up by Dibdin (7) or Roberts (2), 1 after Stephanoff; lithographed by W. Gauci (5), A. Picken (1), Louis Haghe (2), W. Walton (1) and Hullmandel (1)), each with a leaf of explanatory letterpress text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Pl. 376 Canada Goose The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

      New York & Philadelphia:: Audubon, J. J. & Chevalier, J.B.,, 1840-44.. First Royal Octavo. Matted in Ivory Rag Board . Fine condition with bright original hand-coloring/. A fine original hand-colored lithograph on paper. Sheet size: 6.5 x 10.25 inches. Drawn from nature by J. J. Audubon, FRS, FLS and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia from The First Royal Octavo Edition of John James Audubon's The Birds of America. Includes the text from Audubon's Ornithological Biography. The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America represents John James Audubon's desire to create a democratic (affordable) work based his magnum opus; the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. Satisfied with his research, as well as his portrayals of North America's native and distinct bird species, J.J. Audubon here rendered a miniature yet unique version of The Birds of America.As is the case with prolific artists, Audubon continued to improve upon a body of work which was viewed as perfection. During the mid-19th century, there were no photomechanical means of reproduction, every composition was then redrawn by hand, with the aid of the Camera Lucida. For this Royal Octavo Edition Audubon and his assistants translated the 435 compositions of the Double Elephant Folio edition into 500 unique compositions of individual species. Previously documented groups of heretofore unrelated birds were now separated and divided according to species, and portrayed either on a new botanical perch or within a renewed landscape. Unlike the life-sized portraits of the Double Elephant Folio edition each bird was now sized to scale on the octavo-sized plate; approximately 6.5 x 10.25 inches. With this slight alteration, Audubon created a perfected composition, and thus offered a charming vignette view of the bird, or family of birds in its natural setting. For the Royal Octavo Edition, Audubon enlisted America's premier lithographers, JT Bowen and Co. in Philadelphia and Endicott in New York to produce the work. Every composition was drawn on a limestone tablet, inked, printed and then hand-colored with watercolor. In this format Audubon presented the undocumented birds discovered during his explorations of the American West, but not previously included in the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. As with the folio edition, the Royal Octavo Edition was sold by subscription. One hundred individual packets of five hand-colored lithographs and accompanying text; Audubon's Ornithological Biography, was sent to the subscriber. It was issued the first and fifteenth of each month for four subsequent years. The pagination of the Royal Octavo Edition was organized to be bound in seven volumes. This successful and popular work of American ornithology was produced in an eventual eight editions, the final edition of which was issued in 1870 by George Lockwood, New York. (Wood, Casey. An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Literature. London: Oxford University Press, 1931. Tyler, Ron. Audubon's Great National Work. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993. )

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        The Great Sea Snake (with) The Green Mossy Banks of the Lea

      Manchester, England:. Ca. 1840.. Very good overall. A seven verse broadside ballad about a giant sea snake "once seen off the Isle of Pitcairn & caught by Admiral Blake" down the left side, with a wood block illustration of a crocodile at the top, mouth opened wide. The other ballad, in the right column, is 'The Green Mossy Banks of the Lea', concerning the beautiful Matilda spied on the banks of the river Lea by an Irish man. Broadside ballads were primarily text, sometimes with illustration, printed on one side, and set to popular tunes. They were sold on the street for a nominal amount and their subject matter focussed on British and Irish identity, love, marriage, religion, politics, fantasy, crime and social reform. In London, the publishers used printers of the Seven Dials area, such as James Catnatch, John Marshall and John Pitts. 6 x 8 1/2", evenly toned, o/w very good

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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      Stamperia Granducale, Firenze 1840 - Un volume in 8°(15,5 x 23); mezza pelle coeva, titoli e fregi oro al dorso; piatti marmorizzati; ritratto del Paoli in Antiporta; pp. 452; rari segni del tempo e macchioline, è esemplare moplto buono. Seconda edizione, la più importante (la prima è Pesaro, 1825), di questo noto trattato dello scienziato marchigiano. Domenico Paoli, fisico e medico pesarese, fu amico della famiglia Leopardi.Quasi coetaneo di Giacomo (nacque intorno al 1783), Giacomo Leopardi lo cita due volte nello Zibaldone e sei volte nell'Epistolario. Fu il poeta a fargli conoscere il Vieusseux e ad introdurlo nel mondo degli accademici pisani. Per questa sua opera, dalla quale emerge alla quale emerge una visione vitalistica e dinamica della natura si parlò di una somiglianza con la filosofia leopardiana della natura.

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        "128-page manuscript in various hands, in an unusual American fine binding"

      "Rochester, N.Y.". ca. 1840. "Large 8vo (approx. 9½"" x 6¾""), engraved vignette title page (""Album. New Haven: Durrie & Peck, 1826” - possibly supplied), 64 leaves accomplished in a variety of hands, being poems by one Emily Thompson and punctuated with those of her friends, remarking on her and her work throughout, largely poems but some prose; entries are often dated and range from 1829 to 1833, many at Canandaigua, N.Y.; two of the poems have floral watercolors at the top. & & In a most unusual ca. 1840 ticketed American binding of full crimson morocco elaborately worked in gilt and blind on covers and spine, central panel with an unusual gilt lozenge incorporating tulips and fleurons, gilt board edges, a.e.g., marbled endpapers; some light general wear, but very good and sound, or better. With a binder's ticket at the top of the front pastedown: ""S. Drake, / fancy binder, / Exchange-st. Rochester."" & & No mention of Drake in Spawn & Kinsella's American Signed Bindings through 1876. No other information on S. Drake and his fancy binder operation has been found, however a Samuel Drake, Book-Binder is listed in the Directory of the City of Rochester, 1834, and he is still there at the same address in 1851-2. He is not listed in the 1853 directory; in that for 1855 his address had changed, and by 1857 he has disappeared from the directory entirely."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        A New Celestial Globe

      J. Addison c. 1840, London - Diameter approx 3 1/4\\\\\\\" Height 7\\\\\\\"This globe depicts the heavens and the different constallations.The sphere is mounted on a half circle wooden meridian. This is all supported by a wooden stand with three outswept legs., Size : , Hand Colored Very Good, with some skilful restoration.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        CARTEL INAGURACIÓN PLAZA DE JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA 1840. Espadas : Francisco Montes y Gaspar Diaz

      Imp. D.J.Mallen, 32x47 + 1,5 cm marco 1840 - Seda enmarcado Normal, peq.rasgaduras en dobleces Hasta el año de 1839 no tuvo Jerez de la Frontera plaza alguna de toros, celebrándose las corridas en la plaza de las Angustias habilitada para estos efectos. Suspendidas las corridas a causa de una epidemia que asoló la ciudad y a causa también de la guerra, en 1839 se constituye una sociedad constructora, y el siete de junio de 1840 se inagura la nueva plaza, con una corrida en la que se lidiaron ocho toros de la ganadería de don José Saavedra, tomando parte los espadas Francisco Montes, de Chiclana y Gaspar Díaz "Lavi", de Cádiz, que mataron los seis primeros y estoqueando los dos últimos el media espada Antonio de los Ríos. Construida la plaza predominantemente de madera, tenía la forma de un polígono de 16 de lados y se levantaba a extramuros de la población. Su construcción constaba de dos pisos, con una cabida para 11.000 espectadores aproximadamente. Esta plaza de toros fue destruida por un incendio el 24 de julio 1860.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        Prächtige Gesamtansicht von einem Höhenweg aus, links der Ort, in der Ferne schönes Bergpanorama.

      . Kol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Popp bei Liter. artist. Anstalt, München, um 1840, 27 x 38 cm.. Nebehay-Wagner 55,28; nicht bei Lentner. - Sehr seltene Ansicht in einem vorzüglichen, breitrandigen Exemplar in feinem Kolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        The Shores And Islands Of The Mediterranean. Drawn From Nature By Sir Grenville Temple, Bart., W.L.Leitch, Esq., Major Irton, & Lieut. Allen, R.E. With An Analysis Of The Mediterranean And Descriptions Of The Plates, By

      London & Paris: Fisher, Son, & Co., [c1840]., 1840. 4to. pp. 156. double-page engraved map & 64 engraved plates (incl. additional title). new half calf over contemporary cloth sides, all edges gilt (foxing to plates, some rather heavily so, tear in 1 leaf partly repaired - no loss). First Edition. The plates include views of 'The Cathedral (Madre Chiesa) at Palermo', 'Strada St. Giovanni, Valetta, Malta', 'The Marina of Valetta, Malta', 'Town and Harbour of Bathiu, Ithaca', 'The Ruins Of Carthage', 'Gibraltar from the Signal Tower", 'Ruins at Sbeitlah, Tunis', 'Naples from the Villa Falconnet', 'The Port of Messina', 'Grecian Temples at Segesta', &c. Blackmer 1845. Weber 1136.. F. Hardcover.

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        La Cryptographie Dévoilee; Ou Art De Traduire Ou De De'chiffrer Toutes Les Ecritures En Quelques Caracteres Et En Quelques Langues Que Ce Soit, Quoique L'On Ne Connaisse Ni Ces Caracteres Ni Ces Langues; Applique Aux Langues Francaise.

      Bruxelles, Deprez-Parent 1840 - Description: xxvii, 331 p. , 1 l. 23 cm. Subjects: Cryptography. Ciphers. A very good copy in the original, decorative gilt-blocked calf spine, with marbled boards. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling, with rubbing/scuffing to boards. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Signature to verso of half-title page 1 Kg. 331 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Les Français peints par eux-mêmes. Encyclopédie morale du dix-neuvième siècle. 8 Vol.

      L. Curmer 1840 - 1842, Paris - 8 volúmenes: 5 Vol Les Français Parisiens + 3 Vol Province 27x19 cm Holandesa lomo piel con nervios Algunas hojas moteadas 380+ 48 láminas, XVIII+376+49 láminas, XL+352+49 láminas, CVII+376+36 láminas, 392+ 60 láminas, 392+ 50 láminas, VIII+396+50 láminas, VIII+459+54 láminas. Total 395 láminas en color + lámina Napoleón en negro. Faltan 19 láminas color de las relacionadas en los índices. Con más de 1300 grabados intercalados en el texto. Al final de cada volumen una relación de las láminas con los dibujantes y grabadores Gavarni, Tony Johannot, Eugène Lami, Soyer, Lavieille, Guillaumont et Porret. Portraits des types généraux de la société française : l'épicier, l'étudiant en droit, les duchesses, le médecin, le commis-voyageur, mais aussi le Normand, le Franc-comtois, le garde-côte, le baleinier, les détenus, etc., [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        Gott ist die reinste Liebe ein Gebet und Erbauungsbuch. F: v: Ekhartshausen. [In binding with mounted, 18th century embroidered silk/metallic thread panels on covers].

      Wien bey J. Wallner. Stadt Petersplatz, Eck der Kuehfussgasse 562. Gedruckt bei Jos. Stoeckholzer v. Hirschfeld. (Vienna, nd., ca. 1840's-50's). - An earlier owner, or bookseller's penciled description, from first flyleaf: "plats en soie brodee du XVIIIe siecle remontes sur une reliure en chagrin du milieu du XIXe siecle. Armoiries resemblant a celles de la famille lorraine CLAUSMANN". Size of binding: 3 3/4" x 5 3/4", 384pp., engraved frontispiece "Samuel", signed: Clementine Russ, del.; M. Hofmann, Sc. (engraver); engraved titlepage, of Altar, Exposed Host, etc., unsigned; "Pieta" plate at p. 58 by Russ/G. Leybold (engraver); fine engraving of St. Wilhelm, p. 96, unsigned; Risen Christ plate, p. 134, unsigned. Bound in black, pebbled leather (chagrin), with four raised bands on spine & gilt title & lines on bands on spine; cover margins with blindstamped & single line gilt borders, various lined borders on cover edges, inner edges; small silver, hinged clasp with engraved floral designs; binding also features two re-mounted embroidered silk panels, removed from an earlier binding & mounted onto the front & back covers; size of panels is 3" x 5”, front panel is an armorial or heraldic crest; with a shield worked in various sized gold or metallic wires, or threads, with a central bird form of a stork or crane holding an egg (?) in the left raised talon, with 2 floral forms also in raised gold thread, similar to that used on bird, on a gray silk background with green & gold in lower edge; shield is surmounted by a crown in raised gold thread, with small red, metallic sequins, with swags & chain forms with crowned pendant cross below shield, surround by a wavy line border with leaf-form details & 22 small, faceted rhinestones incorporated in the border, all on a reddish-purple silk background; back panel is similar but with a larger & more elaborate monogrammed oval form on a silver metallic wire background, with initial letters in red or gold sequins: LC A GJ (are possible letters), with similar crown, swags, & borders with & 22 rhinestones, green sequins. These panels are well-preserved. All edges gilt; clasp is complete, but too tight to be closed easily. some slight tanning to paste downs, prelims. and some text pages. Very striking example of this type of metallic thread embroidered work. Cannot guarantee these are the arms of Clausmann of Lorraine, mentioned in the penciled note. Sold as an example of this type of embroidered binding work. (German text). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Les Français peints par eux-mêmes.

      Léon Curmer 1840 - - Léon Curmer, Paris 1840-1842, 18x26,5cm, 9 volumes reliés. - Edition originale constituée des cinq tomes concernant Paris, des trois sur la Province et les colonies et du Prisme, donné en prime aux souscripteurs, et assez souvent manquant. Reliure en demi-basane cerise, dos à quatre nerfs ornés de pièces de titre et de tomaison de basane noire, de caissons, filets et petits fleurons floraux dorés, initiales "N.M." dorées en queue, toutes tranches marbrées. Une coiffe de tête et dos légèrement frottés. Célèbre galerie de portraits gravés sur bois des classes sociales du XIXème siècle réalisés par les plus grands artistes de l'époque : Gavarni, Daumier, Delacroix, Grandville, Johannot, Bellangé, Charlet, Daubigny, Vernet, Isabey, Lami, Meissonnier, Monnier, Traviès, etc. Les portraits sont tous accompagnés de contributions originales des plus fameux auteurs romantiques dont : Balzac, Nodier, Gautier, Nerval, Gozlan, Janin, Karr, etc. Nombreuses rousseurs, deux déchirures angulaires sans manque. Le célèbre éditeur Léon Curmer avait pour dessein, en publiant ses Français, de réaliser une "encyclopédie morale qui résume toute la société". Pari réussi, puisqu'il parvint à réunir près de trois cents types. Rare exemplaire complet et à toutes marges de l'un des chefs-oeuvre du livre illustré romantique, bien complet de la carte de France en couleurs et des 395 gravures en noir (dont la fameuse de Napoléon à cheval), ainsi que des sept frontispices. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Works from The Shakespeare Society

      he Debate between Pride and Lowliness: By Francis Thynn.1841: The School of Abuse, containing A Pleasant Invective against Poets, Pipers, Players, Jesters &c. By Stephen Gosson.1842: Notes of Ben Jonson's Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden.1842: Pierce Penniless's Supplication to the Devil. By Thomas Nash.1842: Timon, A Play.1843: Honour Triumphant; and A Line of Life: Two Tracts by John Forde, the Dramatist, unknown to the Editors of his Works, and Now First Reprinted from the Original Copies.1843: A Treatise against Dicing, Dancing, Plays, and Interludes. With Other Idle Pastimes. By John Northbrooke.1844: The Old Taming of a Shrew, Upon which Shakespeare Founded his Comedy.1846: The Fair Maid of the Exchange; A Comedy, by 1840 - A remarkablesixteen volume set of literary criticism concerning Renaissance drama printed for the Shakespeare Society. A lovely uniform run, and rather scarce. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. Several of these works are edited, with notes and an introduction, by John Payne Collier. The Shakespeare Society was founded, in part, by John Payne Collier, who served as its director. From 1840, the society was responsible for the publication of numerous volumes containing works of drama and theatrical history, with particular interest in Shakespeare and his contemporaries of Renaissance drama. John Payne Collier, 1789 1883, is most famously remembered as aShakespearian critic and alleged forger. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. The inner hinges are slightly strained. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping with discolouration to the boards. One volume has a small label to the front board. Internally the pages have slight browning and the occasional spot. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection De Memoires et De Relations Sur L'Histoire Ancienne Du Canada; with MÈmoires sur le Canada depuis 1749 jusqu'? 1760

      Societe Litteraire et Historique De Quebec, Impr. de W. Cowan et fils 1840Imprimerie de Middleton & Dawson 1838 1840-38, Quebec - RARE FIRST EDITIONS ON VERY EARLY QUEBEC HISTORY 2 volumes in one: 155pp. & 207pp. Rebacked 3/4 calf, original marbled boards, new eps. Title in gilt on spine. Bottom corners lightly worn. Book condition: Very Good + Edition: First Editions.#1: Collection De Memoires et De Relations Sur L'Histoire Ancienne Du Canada, D'Apres Des Manuscrits Recemment obtenus des Archives et Bureaux Publics en France, Relation de ce qui s'est passÈ au siËge de QuÈbec, 155pp. 1840, Impr. de W. Cowan et fils. First edition. (various pagings), ii, 7, 14, 32, 36, 24, 8, 8, 29. Collection of eight reports or relations each one having their own pagination.#1: Collection De Memoires eight reports content titles:1. MÈmoire sur líÈtat prÈsent du Canada, attribuÈ ? M. Talon, 7 p.2. MÈmoire sur le Canada (1736), attribuÈ ? M. Hocquart, 14 p.3. ConsidÈrations sur l'Ètat prÈsent du Canada (1758), 29 p.4. Histoire du Canada par M. l'abbÈ de Belmont, 36 p.5. Relation du siËge de QuÈbec en 1759 par une religieuse de l'HÙpital GÈnÈral de QuÈbec, 24 p.6. Jugement impartial[4] sur les opÈrations militaires de la Campagne en Canada en 1759, 8 p.7. Reflexions sommaires sur le commerce qui s'est fait en Canada, 8 p.8. Histoire de Veau de vie en Canada, 29 p., #2: MÈmoires sur le Canada, depuis 1749 jusqu'? 1760. En trois parties; avec cartes et plans lithographiÈs. 207pp 1838, First edition. Imprimerie de Middleton & Dawson VII, [1], [1]-207pp. [1], [3 appendice, corrections],[1]. Includes 13 maps and plans (some very faded) including 7 folding plates. Half-title: MÈmoires du s---- de C---- contenant l'histoire du Canada durant la guerre, et sous le gouvernement anglois. Quoted from SociÈtÈ littÈraire et historique de QuÈbec relating to these works: "Three volumes of Transactions were issued First in the years 1829, 1831, and 1837 respectively. In 1838 the first part of the series of Historical Documents appeared, called "MÈmoires sur le Canada depuis 1749 jusqu'? 1760". This manuscript was communicated to the Society by Colonel Christie, the author was supposed to have been M. de Vauclain, a naval officer in the French service in 1759. The following remarkable circumstances concerning a copy of it, is thus related by Francis Parkman, the Historian: "The remarkable anonymous work printed by the Historical Society of Quebec under the title 'MÈmoires sur le Canada depuis 1749 jusqu'? 1760, is full of curious matter concerning Bigot and his associates, which squares well with other evidence. A manuscript which seems to be the original draft of this valuable document was preserved at the Bastille, and, with other papers, was thrown into the street when that castle was destroyed. They were gathered up, and afterwards bought by a Russian named Dubrowski, who carried them to St. Petersburg.[2] Lord Dufferin, when Minister there, procured a copy of the manuscript in question, which is now in the keeping of AbbÈ H. Verreau at Montreal, to whose kindness I owe the opportunity of examining it. In substance it differs little from the printed work, though the language and the arrangement often vary from it. The author, whoever he may have been, was deeply versed in Canadian affairs of the time, and though often caustic, is generally trust-worthy". It was reprinted by the Society in 1873. In 1840 the second part of this series was published called "Collection de mÈmoires et de " relations sur l'histoire ancienne." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Une promenade dans la Haye et ses environs. Vues dessinées d'après nature. Eene wandeling in s' Gravenhage en zyne omstreken. Gezigten naar de natuur geteekend.

      Amsterdam, Desguerrois, z.j. [ca. 1840]. - Oblong 4to. Titelblad op roze papier + 30 (van de 40) gelithogr. platen. Gebonden. Half leer met gemarmerde platten uit de tijd. Goed ex. (Enkel vlekje in marge, overigens zeer fraai). * Uiterst zeldzame verzameling zeer fraaie litho's naar tekeningen van C.C.A. Last, J.C. van Pappelendam, J.B. van Hove, P.A. Beretta, F. Clermans en anoniem, op steen gebracht door Desguerrois. Vier platen hebben alleen Franse onderschriften (drie hiervan zijn ook genummerd), de overige Franse en Nederlandse. De hier voorkomende platen zijn: Le corps de garde à l'entrée du Bois (No. 2), De groote Herberg, Le Palais du Bois (No. 1), De Loterij Zaal (=Ridderzaal), De gevange Poort, Het Haagsche Bosch, Logement de oude Doelen, Koninklijk Paleis, Paleis van den Kroon Prins, Ministère des Colonies (No. 20), Paleis van den Prins Frédérik, De Bibliotheek en het Voorhout, De Nieuwe Kerk, S'Lands grof-geschut Gieterij, Paleis van de Prinses Marianne, De Groote Kerk, De Staten Generaal, Gezicht naar het Buitenhof, Scheveningsche weg, De vuurtoren nabij Scheveningen, Het Badhuis te Scheveningen, De Scheveningsche Kerk, Het binnen komen van Scheveningen, Scheveningen, De gereformeerde Kerk te Reiswijk, Pont dit Geestbrug, Gereformeerde Kerk te Voorburgh, De witte Poort te Leyden, Het Leidsche Schouw, Gezigt van den Leidschendam. - Oorspronkelijk bestond de uitgave uit 40 platen, waarvan deze 30 zijn behouden.

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        Les cent et un Robert-Macaire. Composés et dessinés par M. H. Daumier, sur les Idées et les Légends de M. Ch. Philipon, réduits et lithographiés par M. M. ***. Texte par MM. Maurice Alhoy et Louis Huart.

      Paris, Aubert et Cie., Galerie Véro-Dodat 1840. - 4°, 103 nn. Bll., 103 feuilles non numerotés, Halbleder der Zeit mit vergold. Rücketitel, Rückenvergoldung, Einband etwas berieben, reliure peu abimé, dedans quelquefois bruné, innen gelegentlich braunfleckig, verkleinerte Ausgabe mit den seitenverkehrten Darstellung nach der Ausgabe von 1839, enthält die Tafeln 51-101, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        Gesamtans., über die Weichsel, "Urbs Warsovia..1656".

      . Lithographie ( m. Bordüre ) nach v. ( Perelle n. Dahlberg), um 1840, 28,5 x 61,5. Aufgezogen, Mit vielen Längs- und Querfalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        De la Démocratie en Amérique

      Charles Gosselin, Paris 1840 - Contemporary light brown calf by Robert Seton of Edinburgh, the covers with border made up from fillets in gilt and blind, the spines in six compartments with raised bands, light brown morocco lettering-pieces in the second compartment, dark brown morocco in the third, the first compartment with Northern Light Board gilt stamp, the others uniformly panelled in gilt, marbled endpapers Provenance: Northern Lighthouse Board (Scotland, binding) A fine set containing the final revised text for both parts of Tocqueville's famous classic: the very rare eighth edition of the first part and the third edition of the second. From the time of its first publication, Democracy in America enjoyed the reputation of being the most acute and perceptive discussion of the political and social life of the United States ever published. This set contains the first publication of Tocqueville's text in its final revised form, since he revised each successive edition of part I from the first through the eighth, and did the same with the first three editions of part II. Beginning with the ninth edition of 1842, the work was issued as a complete uniform edition, and there were no further revisions. The origins of the book lie in the observations Alexis de Tocqueville made during a nine month tour of the United States starting in the spring of 1831. He was accompanied by his friend and fellow student, Gustave de Beaumont, and their original goal was to study the penitentiary system of the United States. After visiting prisons in the East, they undertook a tour of the South as far as New Orleans, ascended the Mississippi, visited the Great Lakes and Canada, and returned via New York. After writing their report on prisons, Tocqueville worked on the first part of Democracy in America in 1833-1834, publishing it in Paris in 1835 to great acclaim. The 1840 second part was equally as successful, the book remained in print throughout the 19th century: there were probably more than fifty editions in English and French published before 1900, besides numerous other translations. Remarkably, it has sustained its appeal generation after generation, as new readers find it speaks to their time with a contemporary voice. Whether perceived as a textbook of American political institutions, an investigation of society and culture, a probing of the psyche of the United States, or a study of the actions of modern democratic society, the book has continued to offer insight and provoke thought since its inception. It has also probably provided commentators and politicians with more quotations than any other work. Clark III:111; cf. Howes T-278 & T-279; cf. Sabin 96060 & 96061; Library of Congress, A Passion for Liberty, Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy & Revolution (Washington, 1989); Nolla De la Démocratie en Amérique (Paris: 1990) II, pp.334-335. (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches). Final blank at the end of part I, vol.I. 1 folding hand-coloured lithographic map bound at the end of the first volume. (Lacking half titles. and final blank to vol.III, the folding map backed onto silk at an early date). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two Years Before The Mast. A Personal Narrative Of Life At Sea

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1840. 1st. Hardcover. Good condition. Bound in the publisher's original cloth boards stamped in black with the spine missing and the front board detached. First printing, first state with the dot over the i in the word in, on the first line of the copyright notice; and by the unbroken head on page 9. On the back cover: Harper's Family Library, Nos. 1-105 listed; Classical Series, Nos. 1-36 listed; Boys' and Girls' Library, Nos. 1-27 listed. This is Harper's Family Library No. CVI. Presentation on front end paper to former owner. Rear fly leaf nearly torn out. Housed in a cloth drop back folding box with a paper label stamped in black on the spine. Text block is tight and unbroken.

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus.

      London, Virtue & Co., [1840]. - Small folio. (4), XII, (3)-172 pp. With engr. portrait frontispiece, engr. title page, 85 steel engravings (after William H. Bartlett) and 1 map. Splendid contemp. giltstamped green morocco with fillets, dentelle border, and a central pointillé ornament adorned with flower buds. Spine, leading edges and inner dentelle attractively gilt. All edges gilt. Third edition. - The British travel writer Julia S. H. Pardoe (1806-62), who, suffering from consumption, had been taken south early in her youth, accompanied her father to Constantinople in 1835 and was famous for her literary reports on Portugal and the Near East even as a child. "Since Lady Mary Wortley Montagu probably no woman has acquired so intimate a knowledge of Turkey [. Her] works, written [.] in a pleasant and graceful style, attracted a large share of notice, and, as popular history, may still be read with pleasure" (DNB). - First published in 1838 with only 78 plates; later editions were published under the title "Picturesque Europe" (1854 and 1874). The pretty views are engraved after William Henry Bartlett (1809-54), whose series of oriental and American topography were then very popular (cf. Thieme/B. II, 554). - Occasionally slightly browned or foxed (more so in four plates). Binding insignificantly rubbed at corners and raised bands, otherwise very nicely preserved. BLC 246, 438. DNB 15, 201, 5. Cf. Aboussouan 711 (first ed. 1838). Weber I, 1151 (1850). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Letters of Horace Walpole. Earl of Orford, Including Numerous Letters Now First Published from the Original Manuscripts

      Richard Bentley, London 1840 - A lovely set in six volumes, the first edition, published by Richard Bentley ( Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty ) in 1840. Volume one covers the period 1735 - 1745, volume two 1744 - 1753, Volume three 1753 - 1759, volume four 1759 - 1764, volume five 1768 - 1775, and the final volume number six covers 1778 - 1797. Beatifully bound in full tan calf with gold edge tooling and endpapers marbled to match the marbling to all exposed page edges. A near fine set with some professional rebacking and light foxing to the prelims and light offsetting from some of the plates. Fine bindings - a beautiful six volume set. Each volume with five raised bands and darker leather spine lablels. The sort of set that compels a bookman to contemplate the library that once housed these volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet - Complete in Two Volumes

      London: William Smith. Three-Quarter Leather. xxxvi + 640, xvi + 552 pages. Balance of title reads as follows: "Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars Between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy By the English; Their Expulsion Thence; and of Other Memorable Events That Happened in the Kingdom of France, as well as in other Countries. A History of Fair Example, and of Great Profit to the French. Beginning at the Year MCCCC., Where that of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending at the Year MCCCCLXVII., and Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI." Illustrated with woodcuts. Bookplate of Reginald Hibbert Tupper upon each front free endpaper. Mr. Tupper was the son of the Canadian Prime Minister of the same name. Ink signature upon verso of front blank leaf of volume I. Some foxing to colour title page of volume I. Faded marbling to edges. Back hinge of Volume I starting. Somewhat above-average external wear. Both volumes tight and square. . Good. 1840. Reprint.

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      New York. . 1840 - 180,[1]pp. plus large folding colored map, 21 x 32 inches. Original cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Extremities bit rubbed, some scattered foxing. Map neatly repaired along folds, minor toning. Overall very good. A rare guide to Iowa lands published by J.H. Colton, marking the opening of Iowa, with a large, handsome map. ".Compiled largely from the original field notes of the surveyor, and including historical sketches on the settlement, boundaries, form of government, officers, militia, counties and population, Indian tribes, etc." - Eberstadt. The map title is: "Map of the Surveyed part of Iowa; Exhibiting the Sections, Townships and Ranges Compiled from the United States Surveys by Jesse Williams." HOWES W459, "b." EBERSTADT 114:421. STREETER SALE 1880. GRAFF 4678. SABIN 104241.

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        South Australia. Map of South Australia, New South Wales, Van Dieman's Land and the Swan River Settlement, with plans of the City of Sydney, and of the town of Adelaide.

      James Wyld, early 1840s, Charing Cross East, London: - Tooley 1416. The map extends from Wide Bay in the north to Wilsons Promontory in the south. Insets of Adelaide, Western Australia, Van Dieman's Land, and Sydney. The title on the map is: Map of South Australia, New South Wales, Van Dieman's Land and Settled Parts of Australia. Dedicated to Major Sir T. L. Mitchell, surveyor of New South Wales. The map is pre-Victoria (Australia Felix) and pre-gold rush. Folded, with advertising on front and back covers. Dissected and mounted on linen with green cloth border, a little dusty at covers. With the original dark green slipcase with green label and black decorative floral border; very good. Slipcase rubbed at corners, green label slt dusty, o/w very good. National Library of Australia Bid ID 3891478. Map in original outline color, 38 1/2 x 25", [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nach der Natur gez. von Richard Voltz. Lithographie. Ansicht des Schlosses von der Vorderseite mit davorliegendem Park und Teich.

      Ohne Ort und Verlag, ca. 1840.. 25 x 33,5 cm (Blattgröße: 32 x 42 cm).. *Hübsche Ansicht, in den weißen Rändern etwas angestaubt.

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        BABEL : Publication de la Société des Gens de Lettres. 3 tomes

      Paris : Librairie Jules Renouard et Cie 1840 - ~ 3 vol. ~ Ornés de 3 frontispices et des vignettes d'après Monnier gravées sur bois par A. Gérard & des initiales ornées ~ Demi peau à nerfs, caissons ornementés, têtes dorées, gardes en papier marbré (reliure de l'époque) ~ XVI+439p; 4f+444p; 4f+452p ~ 23x16x9cm. ~ Très Bon état ~ Heavy item, circa 2.5 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Hessen in den Feldzügen von 1793, 1794 und 1795 in Flandern, Brabant, Holland und Westphalen. Ein Beitrag zur hessischen Kriegsgeschichte. Bearbeitet von Maximilian von Ditfurth. 2 Bände (in einem).

      Kassel, Bohne, 1839-1840. - XV, 253 Seiten, 2 gefaltete Tabellen; XIV, 529 Seiten, mit 3 gefalteten Plänen mit farbigen Einzeichnungen, einer Uebersichts-Charte der Schlacht bei Touxcoin und mehreren Beilagen. 21 x 13,5 cm, Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. 1. Geschichte des Feldzugs von 1793 in Flandern. 2. Geschichte der Feldzüge von 1794 und 1795. Erste Ausgabe. - Ecken bestoßen. Die Pläne leicht stockfleckig. Sehr gut und durchgehend sauber erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Herculanum et Pompei; Recueil General des Peintures, Bronzes, Mosaiques, etc.

      Paris -Librairie De firmin-Didot Freres 1840 - A scarce set of archaeological works, exploring the many mosaiques, antiquities and buildings unearthedin the lost ancient cities of both Herculanum and Pompei; adorned with many beautifully engraved plates. Pompeii along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, were mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Written in French. Volumes one to seven of the original eight. V. I. Peintures, Premiere serie:Decorations architecturales V. II. Peintures, Deuxieme serie:Compositions de plusieurs figures V. III. Peintures, Deuxieme et Cinquieme series:Tableaux, Paysages V. IV. Peintures, Troisieme serie:Figures isoleesV. V. Peintures, Quatrieme et Sixie`me series:Frises, Mosaiques V. VI. Bronzes, Premiere serie:Statues V. VII. Bronzes, Deuxieme et Troisieme series: Bustes, LampesAfter thick layers of ash covered the two towns, they were abandoned and eventually their names and locations were forgotten. The first time any part of them was unearthed was in 1599, when the digging of an underground channel to divert the river Sarno ran into ancient walls covered with paintings and inscriptions. Herculaneum was properly rediscovered in 1738 by workmen digging for the foundations of a summer palace for the King of Naples, Charles of Bourbon. Pompeii was rediscovered as the result of intentional excavations in 1748 by the Spanish military engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre. These towns have since been excavated to reveal many intact buildings and wall paintings. Charles of Bourbon took great interest in the findings even after becoming king of Spain because the display of antiquities reinforced the political and cultural power of Naples. Featuring one-hundred and twelve leaves of plates to volume one; ninety to volume two; eighty-eight to volume three; one-hundred and twenty-three to volume four; ninety-two to volume five,including a beautifully hand-coloured plate, andone that is folding; one-hundred and ten to volume six; andone-hundred and twenty-two to volume seven. Collated complete- where collation is available, which is to all aside volume one. Condition: In contemporary paper covered binding, with calf spine labels. Externally, all volumes are rubbed, with wear to the extremities and boards. Sunning and chipping to the head and tail of the spines, as well as damp staining to the spines of all volumes, aside from two. Small ink marks to the front board of volume five, and loss to volume two's spine label. Slight straining to the front hinge of volume seven. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound, although with some leaves working loose to volume five and two. All volumes are bright, although with light instances of background foxing throughout. Some leaves are uncut and there is marginal tide marks to volume two. Overall: GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NOVELS AND MISCELLANEOUS WORKS With a Biographical Memoir of the Author, Literary Prefaces to the Various Pieces, Illustrative Notes, etc., Including all Contained in the Edition Attributed the Late Sir Walter Scott, with Considerable Additions

      Thomas Tegg - 1841 1840 - Twenty volumes. 16mo. Half red morocco by Root over marbled boards. Raised bands, with gilt lettering and vignettes on the spines. Marbled endpapers and red silk page markers. All edges gilt. An attractive set, bright with light rubbing to some head bands and joints. Includes Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., "Panorama von Düsseldorf".

      . Aquatinta v. Ruff n. Ditzler, um 1840, 8,5 x 53,5.

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        Der Begleiter auf der Reise durch die Schweiz. Oder Beschreibendes Verzeichnis dieses Gebirgslandes, so wie der bemerkenswerthesten Orte, Gasthöfe, Bäder, Kurorte, Cafe- und Gesellschaftshäuser Ein Hülfsbuch für Reisende.

      Eigenverlag des Verfassers Zürich 1840 - 538 S. Hardcover, Guter Zustand, Besitzvermerk im Vorsatz., Pappbd., berieben. Buchrücken oben schadhaft. Papier leicht braun- und fingerfleckig, gewellt. Ca Hälfte der Seiten unten oder am Rand wasserfleckig. Wenige Seiten eselsohrig. Mit 57 lithographischen Tafeln. Es fehlen die Tafeln Hotel Baur, Zürich und Hotel du Lac, Zürich. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei *** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Feeding the horse

      . (um 1840). Lithographie. (71 cm x 71,5 cm). original goldener Stuckrahmen der Zeit unter Glas. (untere Rahmenecken abgestoßen/Passepartout gering fleckig/kleiner Randeinriss.). Dargestellt sind ein Schimmel und ein Rappe bei der Fütterung. Im Vordergrund Geflügel. Im Passepartout: From the Original Pature in the possesion of John Mather esp. Liverpoole. Siehe Bild

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        Le Petit La Fontaine

      Paris: Firmin Didot Freres. [ca. 1840]. Miniature book, in original publishers paper over boards and matching publisher&#39;s slipcase. Engraved title page plus six engravings illustrating selected fables of Jean de La Fontaine. 96pp; 2-3/8" x 1-5/8", bound in bright green paper over boards with romantique design stamped in black on both covers and on spine, aeg, housed in matching publisher&#39;s slipcase with title "Le Petit La Fontaine" printed in black within four-ruled decorative border on front of case and romantique design printed on rear of case. A bit of paper missing at spine edges so that white shows a bit, else fine and quite remarkable thus. While Fermin-Didot miniatures are not uncommon, those in original binding with publisher&#39;s matching slipcase are decidedly not common! <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        The Shores And Islands Of The Mediterranean. Drawn From Nature By Sir Grenville Temple, Bart., W.L.Leitch, Esq., Major Irton, & Lieut. Allen, R.E. With An Analysis Of The Mediterranean And Descriptions Of The Plates, By.

      London & Paris: Fisher, Son, & Co., [c1840]. - 4to. pp. 156. double-page engraved map & 64 engraved plates (incl. additional title). new half calf over contemporary cloth sides, all edges gilt (foxing to plates, some rather heavily so, tear in 1 leaf partly repaired - no loss). First Edition. The plates include views of 'The Cathedral (Madre Chiesa) at Palermo', 'Strada St. Giovanni, Valetta, Malta', 'The Marina of Valetta, Malta', 'Town and Harbour of Bathiu, Ithaca', 'The Ruins Of Carthage', 'Gibraltar from the Signal Tower", 'Ruins at Sbeitlah, Tunis', 'Naples from the Villa Falconnet', 'The Port of Messina', 'Grecian Temples at Segesta', &c. Blackmer 1845. Weber 1136. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le dix-neuvième Siècle. Satires (par Eugène Nus et François Fertiault) [ Suivi de : ] Le Retour de l'Empereur (par Victor Hugo) [ Suivi de : ] Syphilis (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] La Colonne de Mazagran (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] Paris. Revue satirique. A. M. G. Delessert, Préfet de Police (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] L'Orthographe vengée (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] Le Mardi des Cendres. Epitaphe (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] Guerrero ou la Trahison (par Legouvé) [ Suivi de : ] Héli, Tragédie en cinq actes et en vers tirée de l'Ecriture Sainte (par Riquier-Aldée) [ Suivi de : ] Oedipe à Colone, Tragédie de Sophocle (par J.-B. Bernot)

      Imprimerie de Béthune et Plon, Royer, Delloye, Rossignol et Cie, Chez tous les Marchands de Nouveauté, Chez L. Hachette, Tresse 1840 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane marron, dos lisse, contient : Le dix-neuvième Siècle. Satires (par Eugène Nus et François Fertiault), A. Royer, Paris, 1840, 2 ff., 54 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. [ Suivi de : ] Le Retour de l'Empereur (par Victor Hugo), Delloye, Libraire, Paris, 30 pp. et 1 f. blanc [ Suivi de : ] Syphilis (par Barthélémy), IV-80 pp. sans titre ni faux-titre [ Suivi de : ] La Colonne de Mazagran (par Barthélémy), Imprimerie de Béthune et Plon, Paris, 1840, 16 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Paris. Revue satirique. A. M. G. Delessert, Préfet de Police (par Barthélémy), Rossignol et Cie, Paris, 1838, 24 pp. [ Suivi de : ] L'Orthographe vengée (par Barthélémy) Imprimerie de Béthune et Plon, Paris, 1837, 15 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Le Mardi des Cendres (par Barthélémy), Chez tous les Marchands de Nouveauté, Paris, 1841, 24 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Guerrero ou la Trahison, Tragédie en cinq actes et en vers (par Legouvé), Tresse, Paris, 1845, 194 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Héli, Tragédie en cinq actes et en vers tirée de l'Ecriture Sainte (par Riquier-Aldée), Tresse, Paris, 1844, 78 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Oedipe à Colone, Tragédie de Sophocle, traduite en vers français avec notes et rapprochemenbts littéraires, par J. B. Bernot, Chez L. Hachette, Paris, Chez Deville, Macon, 1845, 108 pp. Très intéressant et rare recueil de plaquettes romantiques proposant notamment le très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale du "Retour de l'Empereur" de Victor Hugo (bien complet du dernier feuillet blanc). TLa quasi totalité des pièces ici présentes sont également en édition originale. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. lég. frottée, petit mq. en mors en queue). Escoffier, 1393-1394 (Hugo) ; Vicaire, IV, 296 (Hugo) ; Nauroy, 115 (Barthélémy, Paris) ; Nauroy, 116 (Barthélémy, Mazagran) ; Nauroy, 116 (Barthélémy, Mardi). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Pickering

      1840 - To William Pickering Concerning the Book of the Great Sea Dragons Hawkins, Thomas (1810-89). Autograph letter signed to publisher William Pickering (1796-1854). Sharpham Park, Augst. 4, 1840. 1 page plus integral address leaf. 227 x 190 mm. Stamp cut out from address leaf, not affecting text, light soiling & fraying. From fossil collector and dealer Thomas Hawkins, known for his collections of ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs, some of which are still on display at the Natural History Museum in London. Hawkins was the author of several works, the most famous of which is his Book of the Great Sea Dragons, Ichthyosauri and Plesiosauri, published in 1840 by William Pickering and referred to in the present letter, which is written in the third person: "Mr. Hawkins with compts. to Mr. Pickering, will be glad to know why any delay should have occurred in verifying the plates sent by Mr. Standidge. "He will also be glad to hear what state his Poem is in. And also when the letter (which was enclosed to Mr. P. for the Russian Ambassador) was sent him, with a bound copy of the Sea-Dragons."Mr. Standidge" is a reference to Standidge & Co., the London firm of lithographers. The "Poem" referred to in Hawkins's letter was most likely his The Lost Angel, and The History of the Old Adamites, Found Written on the Pillars of Seth (1840), also published by Pickering. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Voyage Autor Du Monde Sur La Frégate La Vénus, Pendant Les Années 1836-1839, Publié Par Ordre Du Roi, Sous Les Auspices Du Ministre De La Marine.

      Paris Gide 1840 - "The Most Important Book On California During Its Mexican Regime" DU PETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert. Voyage Autor Du Monde. Sur La Frégate La Vénus, Pendant Les Années 1836-1839, Publié Par Ordre Du Roi, Sous Les Auspices Du Ministre De La Marine. Paris: Gide, 1840-[1843]. First edition. Four octavo text volumes (9 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 233 x 150 mm) and a folio atlas (21 3/8 x 14 7/8 inches; 536 x 377 mm). [2, blank], [8], xliv, 402, [2, blank]; [2, blank], [8], 464, [2, blank]; [2, blank], [8], 490, [2, blank]; [2, blank], [8], 178, [8 ads], [2, blank]; [4, blank], [4], 3, [3, blank] pp. Text volumes with numerous tables, seven of which are folding. Volume four with a folding map. Atlas complete with sixty-eight plates, fourteen of which are beautifully hand-colored and twenty-four which are tinted. The rest are black and white. One of which is a map. All plates with tissue guards. Eight pages of publisher's advertisements for M. Dumont-d'Urville's Voyage au pole sud bound in at the end of volume IV. Text volumes- Contemporary quarter brown calf over marbled boards. Spines lettered in gilt and stamped in blind and gilt. Marbled endpapers. Edges speckled brown. Spines lightly rubbed and corners a bit bumped. Some very light foxing throughout. A three inch closed tear to the folding map in volume IV. Atlas- Contemporary quarter black polished calf over blue cloth. Rebacked preserving original spine. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Front board with armorial gilt stamp. Spine lightly rubbed and lower edge of both board with a small amount of chipping. Atlas title-page with a previous owner's small old ink stamp, not affecting text. A small dampstain to bottom edge of plate "Eglise des Missionaries." not affecting plate. Previous owner's small bookplate on front pastedown of all five volumes. A very good set. "The most important book on California during its Mexican regime." (Howes, P267). "This voyage, ostensibly to report on the whale fisheries in the Pacific, was actually primarily political in nature. The presence of the frigate Vénus in ports around the world would be of value to French commerce and diplomacy. After rounding Cape Horn, the expedition made calls up the coast of South America, to Hawaii, Kamchatka, and to California, in order to assist French traders who had been clamoring for support for some time. Du Petit-Thouars's account of his stay in California in 1837 is one of the most important and complete records of the Mexican period in California. In 1838m the Vénus made a run for Easter Island, further investigated the coast of South America, then sailed for the Galápagos and Marquesas Island, Tahiti, and New Zealand. At Tahiti the expedition forced Queen Pomaré to write a letter to the King of France apologizing for mistreatment of French priests, and, further, to pay an indemnity and to salute the French flag. Du Petit-Thouars had also made a treaty with Kamehameha III of Hawaii. After visits to Sydney and Mauritius, the ship sailed home, arriving after a voyage of thirty months. Abel du Petit-Thouars, nephew of the famed French botanist Louis du Petit-Thouars (1758-1831), is credited with bringing the Marquesas under French protection (1842), as well as the Society Islands (1843), and he was made a vice-admiral in 1846. This present set [as this copy] consists of the four volumes if the Relation and the Atlas pittoresque of this voyage, essentially the historical narrative. Another seven volumes of text and three more atlases, by other writers, were published later. These later volumes detailed the scientific observations of the voyage." (Hill, 518). These later volumes are extremely rare. Hill 518. Howes P267. Sabin 21354. Streeter 2495. HBS 65310. $30,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rapporto e memoria sui ponti pensili di L. Navier Ingegnere in capo nel Corpo Reale de&#146; ponti e strade di Francia, membro dell&#146;Istituto Ufficiale della Legion d&#146;Onore. Versione italiana con note ed aggiunte per cura dell'ingegnere G. C.[orti]. Parte prima [-seconda]. Milano: presso Angelo Monti,1840.

      - Quattro parti in due voll. in-4° picc., pp. 158 + errata + pp. 110 (2) + errata + pp. 70 (2) con 150 figg. lit. in nero su 16 tavv. rip. in fine. Leg. post. mz. pelle a fascia stretta con tit. e fregi tip. oro impressi al ds., fregi. tip. impressi a secco al ds., piatti in carta telata marrone scuro a fleurons in rilievo, sguardie in carta grigia, bross. orig. non conservate. Fioriture in un esemplare ad ampi margini, p. 75 della pt. 2 numerata come 57. Collana "Scelta biblioteca dell&#146;ingegnere civile" diretta da Giuseppe Cadolini, vol. 19. Si tratta della traduzione italiana dell&#146;opera intitolata Rapport à Monsieur Becquey, conseiller d&#146;Etat, directeur général des ponts et chaussées et des mines; et Mémoire sur les ponts suspendus; par M. Navier pubblicata a Parigi nel 1823. Negli Annali di fisica, chimica e matematiche, I-II, p. 84 si legge: «I tre volumi di Navier, che qui annunciamo, formano il tomo XIX di quella raccolta intitolata &#145;Biblioteca scelta dell&#146;ingegner civile&#146;. La traduzione è fatta da un dotto nostro ingegnere, il sig. Giovanni Corti, e corredata di parecchie note ed aggiunte: talché l&#146;edizione italiana acquista un maggiore pregio in confronto dell&#146;originale francese, perché tanto le note che le aggiunte sono interessanti sotto ogni rapporto. [ ] Quanto sia benemerito dell&#146;Italia il sig. Corti per avere presentata tradotta nella nostra lingua l&#146;opera di Navier con tante utili aggiunte, e con parecchie note a dilucidazione del testo, ciascuno lo comprende dalla semplice indicazione che abbiamo data». ICCU segnala la presenza di questa edizione in 2 sole biblioteche italiane: Biblioteca centrale G.P. Doré della Facoltà di ingegneria dell' Università degli studi di Bologna e Biblioteca comunale Roberto Ardigò di Mantova. Available on request description in English / La description des livres en français est à disposition sur demande / Se envían descripciones de libros a pedida. Lancellotti

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        Map of Egypt [With Inset] Supplement to the Map of Egypt or Course of the Nile from Essouan to the Confines of Dongola.

      J. Arrowsmith, London 1840 - London: J. Arrowsmith, 1840. A very large outline hand coloured copper engraved map ca. 130x76 cm (51x30 in). The map is dissected into 40 sections and backed on linen. The map is in very good condition. "This extremely detailed map of the course of the Nile was produced by William Martin Leake, a leading British authority on the topography of the region. In March 1802, Leake was employed to make a general survey of Egypt together with W.R. Hamilton and Charles Hayes. On his return to England, his ship sank and all Leake's valuable notes on the Egyptian survey perished. His chart was subsequently published in 1818 after his retirement, incorporating additional material from Sir Alexander Bryce, M. Nouet, and others. The map provides extensive information on the Nile, ancient ruins, the Suez Canal, roads and railways, and is filled with voluminous notations. It extends south to Aswan, and beyond in an inset, as far as Dongola" (Old World Auctions). "A journey through Asia Minor in 1800 to join the British fleet at Cyprus inspired [Leake] with an interest in antiquarian topography. In 1801, after travelling across the desert with the Turkish army to Egypt, he was, on the expulsion of the French, employed in surveying the valley of the Nile as far as the cataracts; but having sailed with the ship engaged to convey the Elgin marbles from Athens to England, he lost all his maps and observations when the vessel foundered off Cerigo in Greece. Shortly after his arrival in England he was sent out to survey the coast of Albania and the Morea, with the view of assisting the Turks against attacks of the French from Italy, and of this he took advantage to form a valuable collection of coins and inscriptions and to explore ancient sites. In 1807, war having broken out between Turkey and England, he was made prisoner at Salonica; but, obtaining his release the same year, he was sent on a diplomatic mission to Ali Pasha of Ioannina, whose confidence he completely won, and with whom he remained for more than a year as British representative. In 1810 he was granted a yearly sum of £600 for his services in Turkey. In 1815 he retired from the army, in which he held the rank of colonel, devoting the remainder of his life to topographical and antiquarian studies. He was admitted a Fellow of the Royal Society on 13 April 1815. He died at Brighton on the 6 January 1860. The marbles collected by him in Greece were presented to the British Museum; his bronzes, vases, gems and coins were purchased by the University of Cambridge after his death, and are now in the Fitzwilliam Museum. He was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, received the honorary DCL at Oxford (1816), and was a member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences and correspondent of the Institute of France" (Wikipedia); Tooley K-P, p.104.

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        VUE de VIETRI.

      1840 ca. 1840 - Disegno a matita. Cm.25x34 su foglio riportato. Artistica veduta della cittadina racchiusa tra i monti ed il mare dominata dalla Torre Saracena. Le case, la folta vegetazione, il declinare delle terrazze montane rese con efficace e sicuro tratto. In primissimo piano alcuni personaggi assisi ad ammirare la fuga dei monti della Costiera Amalfitana.

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        Wallis?Äôs Guide for Strangers through London.

      Published by E. Wallis, 42, Skinner Street, [c.1840]., [London], - The first steam railway to have a terminus in the capital 540 by 750mm (21.25 by 29.5 inches). Engraved plan, fine original hand-colour, alphabetical list of streets below, old folds reinforced, some with minor loss. Howgego 301 (intermediate state between 8 and 9). Wallis's Guide for Strangers was a popular map, printed in numerous editions between 1813 and 1843. This edition shows the London and Greenwich Railway, opened between 1836 and 1838, which terminated at London Bridge, and was the first steam railway to have a terminus in the capital. Also shown is the London and Blackwall line, opened on July 6, 1840. This terminates at Minories on the current map, but was extended to Fenchurch Street in 1841. The London and Birmingham Railway was the first intercity line to be built into London. It terminates at Euston Station, which on this map is named as the Birmingham Railway Depot, and ran from 1833 to 1846, when it became part of the London and North Western Railway Line. Lastly is the Eastern Counties Railway, opened June 20, 1839. In July of 1840, it was extended to run from Shoreditch, as shown on this map, to Brentwood.In addition to selling maps and charts, Edward Wallis, with his father John, was the most prolific publisher of educational board games. His father was the inventor of the jigsaw puzzle. Although not dated, the plan can be dated to 1840 due to the Eastern Counties Railway to Shoreditch (1840), and London & Blackwall to Minories (1840). This would place it between states (8) and (9) in Howgego.Scale: 6 inches to one statute mile.

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        Master Humphrey's Clock: Master Humphrey's Clock, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge (Three volume set)

      Chapman & Hall 1840-1841 - VGC.Chapman and Hall.Three volumes.Vol I (MDCCCXL,1840), Vol II & Vol III (MDCCCXLI,1841).First impression of the first edition of the original parts of Charles Dickens's famous work 'Master Humphrey's Clock.Master Humphrey's Clock, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge.The highly rare 'Time' plate present to Volume II (in place of the title page and vignette). Large format hardbacks bound in buckram over cloth boards,with gilt edges to the spines(a couple of small nicks and dent on the edges of the covers and spines) in VGC, no Dj cover as issued.Illustrated with b/w plates.Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne(Phiz).Nice and clean pages but tainted on the outer edges,some foxing marks,creases,nicks and ink marks on the edges of the pages,small tear on the edge of page 241 in vol II,previous owner's name and date written inside the front endpapers for all 3 volumes,small bookshop sticker inside the edge of the front covers,name written on the edges of the title page in vol I & III.The 3 volume set is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.1038pp including Preface.A collectable and scarce three volume set.Heavy books(approx 2.8 Kg).Photos available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK Comprising The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge

      Chapman & Hall /1841 1840 - First edition. Three volumes. Original dark brown ribbed cloth with gilt clock vignettes on each volume and ornate floral border in blind, gilt titles and decoration on the spine. Endpapers and all edges marbled, neat book plates on endpapers. A near fine set, with all hinges perfect and bright gilt to all volumes. Slight fading to the rear of volume one and the occasional mark to boards. Internally very fresh, one section a little proud. An unusually bright example. Illustrated throughout by George Cattermole and Halbot Browne. Made up of the two novels, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, the individual volumes of which were made up of the unsold sheets from this book. Smith 6 PROVENANCE: Earls of Rosebery (Rosebery bookplate to front pastedown) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., üb. d. Lahn, "Vue de Nassau. Ansicht von Nassau.".

      . Aquatinta v. R. Bodmer n. C. Bodmer, um 1840, 29 x 41,5. Dek. Ansicht mit hüb. Vordergrundsstaff. ( Bauern bei der Heuernte), rechts die Burg Stein.

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        O paraiso perdido. Epopea de ?.

      Lisbon, Typ. de J.M.R. e Castro, 1840. - Lithographic portrait of Milton, (4 leaves), xv, (1), 249 pp.; lithographic portrait of Lima Leitão, (2 leaves), [251]?534 pp., (1 leaf with list of subscribers). 2 volumes in 1.@ 8°, presentation binding from the translator to the dedicatee, Dom Fernando II, King of Portugal, of dark blue calf, back richly gilt in romantic style, covers with four concentric ruled gilt borders, other gilt tooling at corners, top, bottom and sides, "A SUA MAJESTADE // O REI" lettered in gilt at center of front cover, "@[small caps]o traductor" lettered in gilt at lower right hand corner of inner compartment, stamped (by binder?) in tiny gilt letters"@[small caps]"c. delangle" at foot of spine (some wear to corners, slight rubbing at head of spine), decorated endpapers, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt. Some foxing to first portrait; the binding in fine condition; overall in very fine condition. The dedication copy, in a presentation binding from the translator, António José de Lima Leitão, to the dedicatee, Dom Fernando II, King of Portugal. Armorial bookplate of Miguel [Braga Leite] de Faria (see Avelar Duarte, @Ex-libris portugueses heráldicos, 1150). 2 volumes in 1.@ ---- FIRST EDITION of the third translation into Portuguese of Milton's @Paradise Lost, usually judged a more successful effort than the previous attempts. The translator, Lima Leitão (1787-1856), was born in Lagos (Algarve). He became a physician and served with both the French and Portuguese armies before moving to Brazil. In 1816 he was sent from Rio de Janeiro to Mozambique, where he acted as @physico mór; from there he traveled in 1819 to India, to serve as Intendente de Agricultura. Lima Leitão also taught medicine in Lisbon, and served twice in the Cortes. He published numerous works on medicine and politics, and several of poetry, both his own, as well as translations of Horace, Virgil, and Racine. ---- Innocêncio I, 171 (giving an incomplete collation). Ameal 1538 (the present copy). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NOUVEL ALBUM DES AMATEURS. Destiné à l&#146;étude du paysage d&#146;après nature, faisant suite aux albums portatifs.

      - Paris, chez l&#146;Auteur, sd (environ 1840). In-8 broché, couverture imprimée, (ft+t+VIII+1f+t+40pl.). Peintre et lithographe de grand talent Champin est également l&#146;auteur de l&#146;un des plus beaux livres illustrés sur le Dauphiné. Texte de présentation de Champin lui-même suivi de 40 FINES ILLUSTRATIONS reproduites en LITHOGRAPHIE: essentiellement des paysages ou sites de France (Villers-Cotterets, Bry sur Marne, bois de Meudon, Grande-Chartreuse, Sassenage, bords du Guyer mort, bords de l&#146;Isère, Mont-Saint-Michel, Valence, Montargis, Compiègne, Nantua, golf de Gênes, etc.), mais également des vues pour l&#146;étude. Envoi de l&#146;auteur.Rousseurs liées à la période mais qui n&#146;altèrent pas trop les planches; une mouillure claire dans la marge sur un tiers de l&#146;ouvrage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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